- Master’s Degree Environmental Law
- Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Management
- Honours Degree in Materials Engineering
- Higher National Diploma Mechanical Production Engineering
- National Diploma Engineering Technology
- City and Guilds Numeric/Computer Numeric Control Systems
- IOSH Occupational Noise Assessment and Control
- IOSH Vibration Assessment and Control
- City and Guilds 6156 Street Works
- City and Guilds A1 assessor
- LANTRA Sector Scheme 12A/B High Speed Traffic Management
- LANTRA Sector Scheme 2 Basic
- Vehicle Restraint System Erector
- Confined Spaces Entry and Exit
- Internal Auditor
- NEBOSH GC3 examiner
- Scaffold Inspection
- CSCS Black Card
- Water Sector Blue Card
- Network Rail PTS
- Network Rail IWA
- Chartered Member of IOSH
Peter studied Engineering to HND level and eventually went to Swansea University, sponsored by British Steel Research and Development, where he worked on various projects.
He moved to Kent and Sheerness Steel where after a period in QA, he became the company’s Environmental lead and No.2 in an integrated HSE department. He was responsible for the UK’s first IPC authorisation, OPRA study and worked with industry and government colleague’s in developing sector “BAT” standards.
After 5 years, Peter joined another steel company in Cardiff, now as the manager of a similar department. It was, however, a very difficult period for the sector, and when the security of the company was in real doubt, he decided to join the University of Glamorgan’s Commercial Services Team, primarily teaching (IOSH and NEBOSH courses) and a variety of consultancy work.
Following an approach from a recently appointed Director, Peter took on a senior HSE management role in a civil engineering company of some 1,200 direct employees. The company was very successful and built a fine reputation for quality and safety particularly in the water sector.
Regrettably, the company was eventually sold, and Peter took the opportunity to work more locally for a County Council. This included responsibilities for safety and the management of an in house training centre which sold and delivered training on a commercial basis. The centre was loss making, but Peter identified the causes and made changes which ensured the centre traded profitably.
At this time, Peter was approached by the Environment Agency, a previous client, to support their major capital projects programme following a lengthy and damming report from the HSE. The EA were particularly open to innovation and much excellent work was achieved as a result. Peter is particularly proud of the work done here to introduce a meaningful and practical behavioural safety programme into the EA. It was adopted by many of their supply chain partners and continues to be an important influence; it was recognised by the HSE on a follow up audit who wrote a very complimentary second report and covering letter.
After eight years working with the EA across the UK on many iconic structures, Peter was invited to take up a post with a major EA framework supplier who were about to construct the Brighton i360. A considerable engineering and safety challenge, although his brief was actually much wider and included safety, environment, quality, training, and the associated management systems across all the company’s activities.
Whilst this was a fantastic job and team, it was a long way from home, and so Peter was delighted to see that colleague’s he had known from University of Glamorgan days had set up their own training and consultancy business, Astutis, and was pleased to join them in the early part of 2017.
Skills and Experience
Peter has developed and delivered training packages as part of every role he has held and currently lectures across the entire NEBOSH Diploma syllabus.
In addition, he has a reputation for behavioural safety training which he has delivered to many organisations in the UK and Europe.
Including his time at the University of Glamorgan, Peter has worked in consultancy for around 4 years and dealt with a number of high profile clients including, BOC, Corus, National Blood Transfusion Service, Imperial Tabaco.